Safeguard Your Garden Against Common Pests
Don’t let pests like these be a thorn in your side. I doesn’t have to be difficult to keep your garden pest-free. As soon as you spot tell-tale signs of pest damage, a solution is in order. Garden Club London takes pride in its groundbreaking contemporary garden design. Imagine your disappointment to have your dream garden taken over by pests. Not to mention all manner of plant diseases that could take root. Don’t let it happen to you, and don’t spend a fortune fixing it. With our expert guide, you can save money and keep your garden magazine-worthy. Safeguard your garden and keep it completely pest-free with our expert guide.
Even urban gardens are likely to be visited by rabbits, foxes, and badgers from time to time. No one wants these wayward animals digging holes in their lawn, and deterring would-be garden-wreckers is as simple as putting up a fence. A low fence, secured to the ground, will prevent animals from dropping in unannounced. Similarly, netting will do much the same job, for much less cost. Great at keeping birds at bay, we recommend investing in lightweight mesh nets to protect your plants. Especially flowering and fruit-giving plants that are often most vulnerable while young. Fragile plants like African violets and maidenhair ferns are also more susceptible than most, so watch out. Putting up a barrier will keep uninvited guests at bay, and prevent damage to your planting.
To ward off animals like squirrels and rabbits, row covers are an excellent, cost-effective solution. Lightweight canvas sheets that cover plants while taking care not to smother them, they also allow light through to keep your plants strong and healthy. They will also protect your plants from frost and gales, as well as insects like caterpillars and aphids Remember, some insects like bees and butterflies are beneficial, harmless, and should be encouraged to visit. So only use organic garden pesticides to deter undesirable critters. The last thing you want is your garden looking like an insect graveyard.
Keep Pests Away with Good Garden Practices
If all else fails, don’t let squeamishness get the better of you. Familiarise yourself with your local fauna and go on the hunt. Regular removal of pests like caterpillars is a simple, low-cost, highly effective deterrent. Be sure to relocate them somewhere hospitable, though out of reach of your plants. Similarly, it’s important to learn to let go of infested or diseased plants. Once the pests have taken over, or the damage is done, there’s little you can do, so get rid of the ruined plant. Avoid composting them as this will only help spread the infection or infestation, allowing it to return.
We can’t stress enough the benefits of natural insecticides and organic pesticides. You’ll find some of the best options include salt spray, garlic spray, and mineral oil. With these on your utility belt, you can ward off pests with ease. Reapply once a month to keep your defences strong. Your pests will soon get the message and head somewhere else, away from your garden.